News & Notes

2014 Michigan Energy Fair

The J. Ranck Electric booth was set up at the Great Lakes Renewable Energy Association 2014 Michigan Energy Fair, held at the Ingham County Fairgrounds on June 27th and 28th. The JRE booth was a hit with adults and kids alike, as guests could “sink the sunshine” to win a JRE Renewable Energy Division t-shirt, check out the Chevy Volt, and learn about JRE’s energy solutions.

JRE hosts Central Michigan Manufacturers Association

The Central Michigan Manufacturers Association meeting was held at the Mt. Pleasant office on June 26, 2014. About 50 business folks from an assortment of area manufacturing businesses came for the meeting, and also got a solar array tour from our Renewable Energy Team. Attendees learned about JRE’s energy saving efforts.

JRE employees revive an old recess favorite

JRE employees revive an old recess favorite Sep 24, 2013 Before signing up this fall, some J. Ranck Electric employees may have thought kickball was just for recess, but now know the truth. It is a challenging and exciting game, even for adults. The Mt. Pleasant Parks...

Ambassador Bridge cables receive LED makeover

Ambassador Bridge cables receive LED makeover Sep 23, 2013 While most of J. Ranck Electric's 300 employees kept their two feet on the ground this summer, a select few found themselves literally suspended over the Detroit River.   J. Ranck Electric was contracted to...

FORE THE KIDS a smashing success, raises over $11,500

FORE THE KIDS a smashing success, raises over $11,500 September 23, 2013 The greens were trimmed, the give-away bags were stuffed, and the golfers came out in huge numbers to support an even bigger cause. Apple Mountain in Freeland was the location for J. Ranck...

JRE brings a ray of sunshine to the 2013 Michigan Energy Fair

JRE brings a ray of sunshine to the 2013 Michigan Energy Fair Jun 20, 2013 Each year, the Great Lakes Renewable Energy Association puts on the Michigan Energy Fair for industry professionals and the general public. J. Ranck Electric Project Manager Scott Walker...

CSX Intermodal right on track

Last November, J. Ranck Electric Project Manager Mike Kwiatkowski and Superintendent Russ McLean mobilized a crew to the "Sunshine State" to start construction on one of the largest new intermodal terminals under development in the eastern United States. The Winter...

JRE gives 1920’s Pump Station an electrical makeover

JRE gives 1920's Pump Station an electrical makeover The Kerby Road Pump Station in Grosse Pointe Farms was originally constructed in 1929 and is still fully operational today. Some of the equipment, however, is very outdated, such as the two large storm water pumps...

Crane adds muscle to the JRE fleet

Crane adds muscle to the JRE fleet A new addition to the J. Ranck Electric fleet recently flexed its muscles on the I-75 ITS project. The 120 ton 10-wheel drive Krupp/Grove Crane was used to place spun concrete Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) poles at ten...